Route & dates
14 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary
Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly: 11h 15min
Lisbon, Portugal— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Malaga, Spain— 1 night
Drive: 1h 30min
Granada, Spain— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Cordoba, Spain— 1 night
Seville, Spain— 2 nights
Fly: 7h 30min
Ponta Delgada, Portugal— 2 nights
Fly: 9h 30min
End: Toronto, Canada
City of Seven Hills
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, stroll through Lisbon Zoo, admire the striking features of Jeronimos Monastery, and take a stroll through Alfama.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon itinerary planner.
Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Malaga.
Things to do in Lisbon
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Capital of the Costa del Sol
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Puerto de Malaga, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip generator.
Fly from Lisbon to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Malaga sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Granada.
Things to do in Malaga
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Pearl of Spain
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.Change things up with a short trip to Playa de la Cala el Canuelo in Nerja (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Juan de Dios.
To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Granada travel itinerary planner.
You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cordoba.
Things to do in Granada
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
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Pearl of Muslim Spain
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday planner.
You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Seville.
Things to do in Cordoba
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City of Towers
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then appreciate the history behind Torre Giralda, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Seville Museum of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa), and finally admire the striking features of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla).
To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville vacation builder.
Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.
Things to do in Seville
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha.
To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada travel itinerary planner.
Fly from Seville to Ponta Delgada in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Ponta Delgada
Sao Miguel, Furnas, Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha
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